Minifigs looking to "blow this popsicle stand" will first need to find a way to the airport. You'll know when you're there because of the big signs out front and the overhead lights (which will also have more detailed signs someday). So come along, click through, and let's get outta here!
You can only leave your car at the airport if you are sure it won't rain... and if you take your steering wheel with you. There is plenty of parking for your typical passenger volume but if more is needed, the harbor complex nearby has overflow spaces and a bus stop.
Next stop is Lego security. You'll want to get your suitcases through the X-ray machine (which is hard to see here, behind the wall) and onto the baggage carts in plenty of time to make your flight. A favorite detail of the airport terminal is this wall sign!
Some say that if you've arrived at the airport WAY too early, the baggage could be used for racing. All we know is that there is a lovely lounge on the 2nd floor with some refreshments and an observation balcony.
Next to the lounge is a business center. In larger airports these are often exclusive to a particular airline but in our island paradise even the most modest traveler can avail themselves of a courtesy phone.
Meanwhile out on the ramp, preparations are being made to the jet. Refueling is already underway... but I'm not sure why the fuel is being added directly into the engines. This seems unwise and dangerous!
Speaking of cargo, while our next post will focus on the air cargo operations of the airport we can't completely ignore it here. Most passenger aircraft will also carry whatever cargo is available to fill up their holds. In this case, these shipping containers have already been removed from the inbound cargo of our jet and are being moved to the air cargo warehouse for the next step in their delivery.
Here's a better look at our controller. Like the check-in desk in the terminal, the controller position is a shared assignment among the airlines servicing Bricksburgh.
Unlike real airports, baggage carts at Bricksburgh are open-topped. This is because we don't get rain.
The stairway trailer is a nice addition to any "classic style" Lego airport. The stickers were custom made from originals and printed on special adhesive paper. We used them a number of places (like the shipping containers you saw earlier) but they really finished off the stairway trailer best.
If you'd like to see the video version, click on over to our YouTube channel-- or you can find it here: New Airport Tour 2014.
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